Appraising New Damage Assessment Techniques in Disaster-Prone Fiji

It discusses how satellite imagery can be combined with granular socioeconomic data to boost the “nowcasting” method of assessing the damage and economic effects of events such as cyclones. Focusing on Fiji’s agricultural sector, it analyzes how satellite data showing vegetation cover can be combined with other data sets to forecast the potential impact of a cyclone and help reduce hazard exposure in the South Pacific.


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